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'''Icelandic''' (''islenska'') is the official language of [[Iceland]]. It is one of the most well-preserved languages in the world. The alphabet contains letters not found in the English alphabet, such as æ, ð and þ.
 
'''Icelandic''' (''islenska'') is the official language of [[Iceland]]. It is one of the most well-preserved languages in the world. The alphabet contains letters not found in the English alphabet, such as æ, ð and þ.
  
Of all the North [[Germanic languages]], Icelandic is the closest to [[Old Norse]], along with [[Faeroese language|Faeroese]]. A speaker of modern Icelandic can easily read and understand the Old Norse sagas with little diffculty.
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Of all the North [[Germanic languages]], Icelandic is the closest to [[Old Norse]], along with [[Faeroese language|Faeroese]]. A speaker of modern Icelandic can read and understand the Old Norse sagas with little difficulty.
  
 
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[[Category:Iceland]]

Revision as of 00:59, 11 February 2013

Icelandic (islenska) is the official language of Iceland. It is one of the most well-preserved languages in the world. The alphabet contains letters not found in the English alphabet, such as æ, ð and þ.

Of all the North Germanic languages, Icelandic is the closest to Old Norse, along with Faeroese. A speaker of modern Icelandic can read and understand the Old Norse sagas with little difficulty.